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Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Avis Lang
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Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military

Neil deGrasse Tyson Avis Lang


9780393064445

Norton


Theory of warfare & military science;
Mathematics & Sciences;
Popular science;
Astrophysics


Hardback

576 pages

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In this fascinating foray into the millennia-long relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and writer Avis Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war.

"The overlap is strong, and it's a two- way street," say the authors, because the astrophysicists and military planners care about many of the same things: multi- spectral detection, ranging, tracking, imaging, high ground, nuclear fusion, and access to space. Tyson and Lang call it a "curiously complicit" alliance.

Spanning early celestial navigation to satellite-enabled warfare, Accessory to War is a richly researched and provocative examination of the intersection of science, technology, industry, and power that will introduce Tyson's millions of fans to yet another dimension of how the universe has shaped our lives and our world.

By:   Neil deGrasse Tyson, Avis Lang
Imprint:   Norton
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 244mm,  Width: 168mm,  Spine: 38mm
Weight:   960g
ISBN:   9780393064445
ISBN 10:   0393064441
Pages:   576
Publication Date:   October 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active


... wide-ranging and very readable history of the overlap between science and the military, penned with editor Avis Lang... The book is a fascinating exploration of humanity' s capacity to combine discovery with destruction... -- BBC Sky at Night In Accessory to War, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang give a sweeping panoramic overview of the enduring alliance between astrophysics and the military-from the Greeks to Galileo to GPS. The book's key contribution is in documenting the various ways science has aided military endeavors over the millennia and making the sometimes-arcane source material accessible. -- Science Accessory to War is thought-provoking and reflective... -- Nature Throughout history, wars tend to be won by nations that are at the forefront of science. Thus astronomers and physicists have, since ancient times, benefited from an uneasy alliance with the military. This enlightening book explores the history and current implications of this partnership between space science and national security. -- Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs and professor of history, Tulane University

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